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Re: Super Deluxe values
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In early 2009, long after the rush, one eBayer sold CoH (#35) & S&G (#41), both super deluxe signed, together (in one auction) for £705. Since you can clearly pick up both for about £245 if you're canny, £500 Buy-It-Now would sell (--you would think?); depending on how much of a loss your willing to make. (If it's £'s you're after, there's a couple of other books you could part with! )

BH

Posted on: 2010/8/16 10:52
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Did anyone go to the weekend's events?

+ Festival in the Shire in Wales (http://www.festivalintheshire.com/).

+ Edge of the Wild in Moreton-in-Marsh (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Edge-of ... -Summer-2010/296358943709).

+ Heren Istarion's Summer Harvest Picnic in Staten Island, NY US (http://herenistarionnets.blogspot.com/p/upcoming-events.html).

+ Tolkien Moot 2010 in Spokane, WA USA (http://www.tolkienmoot.org/).

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Where would you place the value of the Super Deluxe "Children of Hurin" and "Sigurd and Gudrun" editions? To put it another way - what price do you think would achieve a quick sale?

- wellinghall

Posted on: 2010/8/16 10:45


Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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There's a couple of problems here with your argument bruffyboy!

First of all, I don't agree with any of your examples of 'value' or 'price'. I do recognise them, but I also recognise that just because something is listed for £1000, doesn't mean someone will buy it; and if someone does buy it, it doesn't mean it's worth that. (Reputable 'Tolkien' dealer or not.)

The £414 Silmarillion is, at present (& I'm willing to be proved very wrong here), an untypical price. If you read my post on recent prices --there is no precedence for this high a price. Secondly, what collector valued the piece at £400+? No collector. The Tolkien Bookshelf (a book dealer) bought this copy. It now sits on AbeBooks for $1250. Will someone now pay $1250 for it? I don't care. It's not worth this much. There are Tolkien books on Abebooks that have been listed since I opened my eBay account in 2003; they are overpriced & nobody has been willing to pay the amount they are listed for. (Incidentally, copies of The Silmarillion can be picked up, with ease, for less than £10.)

But there are other contradictory points I could make. You are very right about the rarity of the GA&U signed Silmarillions. But people tend to keep & look after £350 deluxe signed books a little better. I'd be very surprised if anyone had a signed deluxe CoH in any condition other than fine for the next decade; and even more surprised if there weren't still 500 in existence too. They're not just going to disappear. 1977 signed Silmarillions won't disappear either --but they can, by the careless, be overlooked & mistaken for any other 1977 copy amongst ten’s, if not hundreds, of thousands of copies. This ain't going to happen with a deluxe CoH i.e. it's rarity will not change over the next decade.

Btw, I agree with Garm. Bit more tact in regard to CT. The guys alive & kicking --he even has a book out in November!

BH

Posted on: 2010/8/16 10:35

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Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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You're absolutely right, and I've edited accordingly.

Posted on: 2010/8/16 10:17



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